Business of Esports News - July 16, 2019

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Okay, Seriously, Maybe VR Gaming Is About To Have Its Big Moment

Okay, Seriously, Maybe VR Gaming Is About To Have Its Big Moment

I keep thinking about a video game I played in Los Angeles a month ago that’s what you’d get if the renowned covert ops Splinter Cell series required your character to always be in a kayak.

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CAA Signs Comedic Gaming Collective 'Neebs Gaming' (Exclusive) - Tubefilter

CAA Signs Comedic Gaming Collective 'Neebs Gaming' (Exclusive) - Tubefilter

CAA has added to its growing gaming creator roster, which it launched in Dec. 2018, with the signing of Neebs Gaming -- a creator collective comprising five voice actors, comedians, and animators. Neebs Gaming features Brent Triplett, Bryan Mahoney, N...

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Esports League Bundling Gaming PCs into Membership -- THE Journal

Esports League Bundling Gaming PCs into Membership -- THE Journal

The High School Esports League, which claims a membership of 1,500 high schools, is offering the 'HSEL Esports Equipment Bundle' for $4,000 per year.

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K-Swiss And Immortals Gaming Club To Release First Ever E-Sport Performance Sneaker • K...

K-Swiss And Immortals Gaming Club To Release First Ever E-Sport Performance Sneaker • K...

K-Swiss teams up with Immortals Gaming Club to release first ever E-Sport performance sneaker.

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ReKTGlobal hires Michael ‘ODEE’ O’Dell as Chief Gaming Officer

ReKTGlobal hires Michael ‘ODEE’ O’Dell as Chief Gaming Officer

ReKTGlobal, the parent company of organisation Rogue, has hired Michael 'ODEE' O'Dell as its Chief Gaming Officer. ODEE's new role will see him work to develop business strategies, create client partnerships, and secure brand sponsorships for

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Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues CEO Pete Vlastelica on Homestand Weekends, Media Ri...

Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues CEO Pete Vlastelica on Homestand Weekends, Media Ri...

Mentioned in this article Companies: Activision Blizzard Leagues: Overwatch League (OWL) 2019 As fans clapped thundersticks and cheered in Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre two weeks ago, Pete Vlastelica bounced around the venue meeting with...

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Activision Blizzard's esports league is one step closer to becoming like traditional sp...

Activision Blizzard's esports league is one step closer to becoming like traditional sp...

Activision Blizzard's Overwatch League will be implementing home games league-wide, making it one step closer to emulating a traditional sports league

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GameStop to Create New Store Concept, Offer Retro Gaming - IGN

GameStop to Create New Store Concept, Offer Retro Gaming - IGN

GameStop wants to move away from traditional retail and start giving people experiences.

ign.com
Riot extends deadline for Echo Fox to resolve ownership dispute | Dot Esports

Riot extends deadline for Echo Fox to resolve ownership dispute | Dot Esports

Riot is giving Echo Fox seven extra days to remove part-owner Amit Raizada.

dotesports.com
Ubisoft Unveils Massive Game Lineup For Its Netflix-like Subscription Gaming Service

Ubisoft Unveils Massive Game Lineup For Its Netflix-like Subscription Gaming Service

Uplay+ will launch Sept. 3.

fortune.com
Greenwich-based Eldridge leads seven-figure e-sports investment

Greenwich-based Eldridge leads seven-figure e-sports investment

GREENWICH - Investment firm Eldridge Industries led a $2 million round of seed funding for Pixion Games , a London-based studio building e-sports games for mobile devices, the firms announced Tuesday. Pixion plans to use the funds to develop its p...

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Esports Company 100 Thieves Raises $35 Million In Series B

Esports Company 100 Thieves Raises $35 Million In Series B

100 Thieves, the esports company co-owned by Grammy-winning artist Drake, talent manager Scooter Braun, billionaire Dan Gilbert and former pro gamer Matt “Nadeshot” Haag, announced today that it’s closed a $35 million Series B.

forbes.com
Blizzard explains how home and away games will work in the Overwatch League

Blizzard explains how home and away games will work in the Overwatch League

An e-sports road show in 2020

theverge.com
China Set To Overtake South Korea As Second Largest E-Sports Market

China Set To Overtake South Korea As Second Largest E-Sports Market

With its current rate of growth, China's e-sports market is expected to overtake South Korea this year to become the second-largest market after the United States.

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E-sports and Gamers: Fashion’s Lost Multimillion-Dollar Opportunity?

E-sports and Gamers: Fashion’s Lost Multimillion-Dollar Opportunity?

E-sports is about to cross over to the mainstream and the race is on to find the Nike — or Off-White — of the gaming world.

wwd.com